25 Jun Ensure Summer’s Coming Up Roses (without Rosacea)
Rosacea has no cure, but understanding your triggers can help you avoid flareups—and there are plenty of triggers in the summer months. Spectrum Dermatology can help rosacea patients minimize and treat flareups, as well as advise on common triggers. Remember that your unique triggers can change throughout your life, so it’s always a good idea to know common triggers in case you become more sensitive this summer.
The most common trigger for rosacea is sun exposure. This is, of course, most prevalent in the summer months or when you go on a tropical vacation. It’s essential to use sunscreen whether you have rosacea or not, but avoiding direct sun exposure is also critical. Wide-brimmed hats; loose, long sleeves; and avoiding the peak hours of 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. are all great ways to minimize flareups.
Summer barbeques and cookouts can be tricky territory for rosacea clients. It’s usually easy enough to avoid direct sun exposure (such as sticking to the gazebo), but you may also want to bow out of acting as the grill master. Being close to that kind of heat, especially smoking meat, can easily trigger rosacea. At the same time, you’ll want to stay cool without overindulging in the sangria. Alcohol is a common rosacea trigger, so practicing moderation is extra important.
Indoor areas should be kept cool and ventilated. A stuffy, hot house can be just as triggering as the outdoors. Stay cool with ice chips and regularly mist your face with cool water. Exercise can also bring on a flareup, even when you’re exercising indoors. Overheating the body is a common rosacea trigger, so dress appropriately, choose a gym that’s kept cool, and use cardio equipment that comes with built-in cooling fans.
Get In Contact With Spectrum Dermatology Today!
Heat is the common enemy of rosacea patients, whether it’s from sun, cookouts, or workouts. Figure out your best ways of keeping cool, and you can make the most of the summer with minimal rosacea flareups. For more tips or treatments for current flareups, contact Spectrum Dermatology at 480-948-8400.